> 2022: Their salaries will increase to a combined $20 million -- $15 million for Acuna and $5 million for Albies. Still a modest sum for, by then, two veteran franchise cornerstones.
> 2023, 2024 and 2025: A combined $24 million per year -- $17 million for Acuna and $7 million for Albies.
> 2026: A combined $24 million -- $17 million for Acuna and $7 million for Albies (if the Braves exercise their club option on Albies). If they don't pick up Albies' 2026 option, they'll owe him a $4 million buyout instead of the $7 million salary.
> 2027: A combined $24 million if the Braves exercise their club option on both players -- $17 million for Acuna and $7 million for Albies. If the Braves decline their 2027 option on Acuna for some currently unfathomable reason, they will owe him a $10 million buyout.
> 2028: $17 million for Acuna if the second club option in his contract is picked up.
> Total: The contracts are worth a guaranteed total of $135 million (including the buyouts): Acuna's $100 million over eight seasons and Albies' $35 million over seven seasons. If both option years are picked up in both contracts, the Braves will pay Acuna and Albies a combined $169 million over a combined 19 seasons ($124 million for 10 seasons of Acuna and $45 million for nine seasons of Albies). By comparison, the Phillies will pay Bryce Harper almost twice as much, $330 million, over 13 seasons.
> Also notable: Neither Acuna's nor Albies' contract contains a no-trade clause. Neither contract contains any incentive bonuses. Neither contains a player opt-out clause.
> The bottom line: Before the deals were done, Albies was five years from free agency and Acuna six years away. Now, they are nine and 10 years from free agency, respectively, including the club option years. The Braves got cost certainty at a massive discount from the players' potential future market value by doing the deals at this point. The players got a wealth of financial security at the sacrifice of future earnings potential.